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Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber
Philosopher | Developer of Integral Theory | Author | Co-founder of Integral Life
Philosopher | Developer of Integral Theory | Author | Co-founder of Integral Life
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Often referred to as the “Einstein of consciousness studies”, Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life.

Ken Wilber is one of the most important philosophers in the world today… with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages. …

Ken is the originator of the world’s first truly comprehensive or integrative philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory.” As Wilber himself puts it: “I’d like to think of it as one of the first believable world philosophies” — something that is becoming increasingly necessary in order to navigate and thrive in today’s world.

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This is the primary organization relating to Integral Theory / Philosophy, and the main platform for Ken Wilber.

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A media community that helps people thrive in a rapidly-evolving world. We help people live more fulfilling lives with experiences, media and practices that can help them grow. Our membership can help you expand your mind, understand your world, and practice your full potential.

There is much free content on the website and elsewhere. Additional resources are available for a modest monthly fee.

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A Theory Of Everything
A Theory of Everything
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An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality
Clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories
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An excellent primer explaining Integral Theory. The ideas have been extended since this was published, but it’s still a great place to start learning Integral Theory.

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A concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber’s revolutionary thought and its application in today’s world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real-world problems in areas such as politics, medicine, business, education, and the environment. Wilber also discusses daily practises that readers take up in order to apply this integrative vision to their own everyday lives.

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"Must read if you want to know how this happened" | "Restores my sanity"
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In Trump and a Post-Truth World – a provocative work – philosopher Ken Wilber applies his Integral approach to explain how we arrived where we are and why there is cause for hope.  He lays much of the blame on a failure at the progressive, leading edge of society. This leading edge is characterized by the desire to be as just and inclusive as possible, and to it we owe the thrust toward women’s rights, the civil rights movement, the environmental movement, and the concern for oppression in all its forms. This is all evolutionarily healthy. But what is unhealthy is a creeping postmodernism that is elitist, “politically correct,” insistent on an egalitarianism that is itself paradoxically hierarchical, and that looks down on “deplorables.” Combine this with the techno-economic demise of many traditional ways of making a living, and you get an explosive mixture. As Wilber says, for some Trump voters: “Everywhere you are told that you are fully equal and deserve immediate and complete empowerment, yet everywhere you are denied the means to actually achieve it. You suffocate, you suffer, and you get very, very mad.”

It is only when members of society’s leading edge can heal themselves that a new, Integral evolutionary force can emerge to move us beyond the social and political turmoil of our current time to offer genuine leadership toward greater wholeness.

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A Very Short Introduction
"Like a stick of Dynamite--Small but Powerful!" | "Finally, a great introduction to Wilber's work"
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A pop-culture presentation of the Integral Approach from visionary genius Ken Wilber, designed as an easy introduction to his work.

What if we attempted to create an all-inclusive map that touches the most important factors from all of the world’s great traditions? Using all the known systems and models of human growth—from the ancient sages to the latest breakthroughs in cognitive science—Ken Wilber distills their major components into five simple elements, ones that readers can relate to their own experience right now. With clear explanations, practical exercises, and familiar examples, The Integral Vision invites readers to share in the innovative approach to spiritual growth, business success, and personal relationships.

This book has been adapted from the 2009 graphic edition

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Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy
"The first truly comprehensive map of the human mind."
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The goal of an “integral psychology” is to honor and embrace every legitimate aspect of human consciousness under one roof. This book presents one of the first truly integrative models of consciousness, psychology, and therapy. Drawing on hundreds of sources—Eastern and Western, ancient and modern—Wilber creates a psychological model that includes waves of development, streams of development, states of consciousness, and the self, and follows the course of each from subconscious to self-conscious to superconscious. Included in the book are charts correlating over a hundred psychological and spiritual schools from around the world, including Kabbalah, Vedanta, Plotinus, Teresa of Ávila, Aurobindo, Theosophy, and modern theorists such as Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Jane Loevinger, Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan, Erich Neumann, and Jean Gebser. Integral Psychology is Wilber’s most ambitious psychological system to date and is already being called a landmark study in human development.

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A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual
"At once challenging and uplifting, tender yet assertive" | "a masterpiece guide of grounded, intelligent, self-transforming wisdom"
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Now there is a way to not just think Integrally, but to embody an Integral worldview in your everyday life.

Integral Life Practice is not just a new approach to self-development and higher awareness, but a way of making sense of—and making best use of—the existing treasure trove of insights, methods, and practices for cultivating a more enlightened life. It offers a uniquely adaptive approach to awakened living that’s suitable for everyone: people with busy careers and families, college students, retirees, even hardcore athletes and yogis. It’s geared for devout—and irreverent—people of any religion, or no religion!

This highly flexible system will help you develop your physical health, spiritual awareness, emotional balance, mental clarity, relational joy, and energy level, within a framework that integrates all aspects of your life. Combining original exercises, vivid examples, cutting-edge theory, and illustrative graphics, Integral Life Practice is the ultimate handbook for realizing freedom and fullness in the 21st century.

For more information, visit www.Integral-Life-Practice.com.

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The Spirit Of Evolution
A tour de force of scholarship and vision
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With 800+ pages, this is not a light read. It’s been both very highly applauded and significantly criticised. Yet it remains a foundational, must-read work for anyone with a serious interest in consciousness and evolution.

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In this tour de force of scholarship and vision, Ken Wilber traces the course of evolution from matter to life to mind and describes the common patterns that evolution takes in all three of these domains. From the emergence of mind, he traces the evolution of human consciousness through its major stages of growth and development. He particularly focuses on modernity and postmodernity: what they mean; how they impact gender issues, psychotherapy, ecological concerns, and various liberation movements; and how the modern and postmodern world conceives of Spirit. This second edition features forty pages of new material, new diagrams, and extensively revised notes.

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Ken Wilber has been interviewed

In this very special episode of The Ken Show we are joined by Aissatou Diallo, Zoe Tray, and Noah Delorme, students at Choate Rosemary Hall who have been studying Ken …Read more
In this very special episode of The Ken Show we are joined by Aissatou Diallo, Zoe Tray, and Noah Delorme, students at Choate Rosemary Hall who have been studying Ken Wilber’s seminal book, Sex, Ecology, Spirituality for their senior year project. Watch as Ken, Aissatou, Zoe, and Noah unpack many of the core insights of SES and discuss the unique …Read more
The eight primordial zones refer to the most fundamental perspectives that we can take on any phenomenon. Most of us are already familiar with Ken Wilber’s Four Quadrant map, but this presentation goes one step deeper — we aren’t just looking at the quadrants themselves, but the “inner” and “outer” dimensions of each quadrant (i.e. looking at each quadrant from …Read more
Welcome to the Integral Summer of Love! Over the next several weeks we will be publishing a series of Ken Show discussions that explore the ongoing unfoldment of love along the paths of Waking Up, Growing Up, Opening Up, Cleaning Up, and Showing Up. These are some of the most powerful, transformative, and touching conversations Ken has ever recorded. — …Read more
Welcome back to The Ken Show! In this episode we continue our fascinating discussion about Integral epistemology, taking a look at the important but partial truths of Marxism, how we go about verifying and confirming spiritual experiences, and the involutionary/evolutionary nature of mathematics. This is a continuation of the previous episode of The Ken Show, where we walked through a …Read more
We are very happy to announce that the long-awaited film adaptation of Ken Wilber’s Grace and Grit is being released TOMORROW, Friday, June 4! Adapting Treya and Ken Wilber’s story of courage, transcendence, and eternal love as chronicled in the globally acclaimed book, Grace and Grit, the film stars Mena Suvari, Stuart Townsend, Frances Fisher, Mariel Hemingway, Rebekah Graf, Nick …Read more
Your iInvitation to a live showing of Grace and Grit, followed by a discussion with Ken Wilber, Sebastian Siegel, Mariane Williamson, and Deepak Chopra. When: Tuesday, May 25th Where: Sedona, AZ Grace and Grit tells the true story of iconic philosopher Ken Wilber and his wife Treya. Based on the acclaimed book chronicling Treya’s journals, they fall madly in love …Read more
Join this year’s main global integral gathering the IEC Online 2021 event! You can access all presenters, workshops and recordings with 122 contributors and 700 participants from 58 countries. https://2021.online.integraleuropeanconference.com/info/Join IEC Online 2021 – Integral European Conference2021.online.integraleuropeanconference.com19-23 May, 2021 | Registration is Open, see Tickets & Info …Read more
Subscribe to our free podcast, and receive free weekly Integral discussions, transmitted directly to your favorite podcast app! https://integrallife.com/podcasts/Podcast – Integral Lifeintegrallife.comHere you can find both our free podcast, called Everyone Is Right, as well as our exclusive members-only podcast. …Read more
The official trailer for Grace and Grit. The film releases on June 4th, starring Mena Suvari and Stuart Townsend. Directed by our very good friend Sebastian Siegel.Grace and Grit | Official Trailer – Opening June 4, 2021www.youtube.comGrace and Grit tells the true story of iconic philosopher Ken Wilber (Townsend) and his wife Treya (Suvari). Based on the acclaimed book chronicling …Read more
Our dear friend Jun Po Roshi passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12. As a way to commemorate Jun Po’s incredible legacy and wisdom, we have published this dialogue for free. Please enjoy. In this provocative and exhilarating dialogue, Jun Po and Ken Wilber take an in-depth look at Keith Martin-Smith’s book, A Heart Blown Open: The Life and Practice …Read more
Good news! The Grace and Grit film will be released to theaters, streaming, and on-demand on June 4th. Stay tuned for more details as they come!Quiver Distribution Nabs ‘Grace and Grit’ With Mena Suvari (EXCLUSIVE)variety.comQuiver Distribution has landed North American rights to “Grace and Grit,” starring Mena Suvari and Stuart Townsend. It will release the film in theaters, as well …Read more
The second half of this recent episode of The Ken Show is live! — “The entire Kosmos arises in the eye of Spirit, in the I of Spirit, in my own intrinsic awareness, this simple ever-present state, and I am simply that.” -Ken Wilber — PART 5: THE FIVE MEANINGS OF “SPIRITUALITY” “Spiritualiity” is a fairly nebulous word that can …Read more
All of us possess three primary modes of perception that we use to disclose reality – the “Eye of Flesh”, the “Eye of Mind”, and the “Eye of Spirit”. Watch as Ken and Corey explore these ideas and the many ways we perceive and interpret spiritual realities. Welcome back to The Ken Show! “With the eye of Spirit, God can …Read more
Watch as Corey W. DeVos and Ryan Oelke take you on a cinematic journey through the stages of human development, using a series of 21 carefully-curated film clips to illustrate some of the most important qualities of each stage. Why film clips? Simple — it’s fun! Plus, these clips are from some of the most popular films from the last …Read more
A new art gallery featuring the woodworks of Corey W. DeVos. Enjoy!Vision Logix Woodworks – Integral Lifeintegrallife.comIn recent years, much of my creativity has been focused around my woodworking. It has become an all-consuming passion for me, and over the last year or so I have created a number of custom-designed carvings that try to bring integral ideas and iconography …Read more
In this continuation of our “integral media” series, Ryan Oelke and Corey W. DeVos take another look at the major stages of human development, using a series of 33 video games in order to illustrate the qualities and characteristics of each stage. All of this allows you to not only observe these stages within you, but to actively inhabit, engage, …Read more
In this fascinating free ebook (a sidebar to Ken Wilber’s book Boomeritis: A Novel That Will Set You Free) Ken offers a summary of integral historiography, revealing a far more comprehensive way to integrate multiple schools of historiography and to deepen our enactment of both the facts and most salient interpretations of the historical record. https://integrallife.com/who-ate-captain-cook-integral-historiography-in-a-postmodern-age/ Also be sure to …Read more
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” —Ernest Hemingway Our crisis of trust has been rapidly compounding in recent years, as the internet has delivered us into an age of aperspectival madness — an epistemic breakdown where shared reality becomes splintered into hermetically-sealed social media silos, where all enfoldment between opposing perspectives …Read more
SATURDAY: FREE ONLINE PRACTICE RETREAT How long have you been holding your breath? It’s been a very long week in the world of politics as the entire nation (not to mention the rest of the world) eagerly awaits the final result of the 2020 election. And it’s bringing up all of the usual emotions that come with such radical uncertainty …Read more
The “shadow” refers to aspects of our self that have become disowned, broken off, our pushed into the unconscious. One of the most important goals of healthy integral living is to recognize and reclaim these broken pieces of ourselves, and to reintegrate them back into our total self-system so that we can become less reactive, more responsive, and more fulfilled. …Read more
Join us tomorrow afternoon for a FREE webinar with Diane Musho Hamilton, Gail Hochachka, Rob McNamara, and Corey deVos. Begins at 3 PM MT on Integral Live.https://integrallife.com/liveWhen this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people or changed who can see it, or it’s been deleted. …Read more
Diane Hamilton and Corey W. DeVos are joined by guests Greg Thomas and Mark Palmer in this groundbreaking discussion about racism, anti-racism, and racial integration, highlighting a number of critical views that have been largely missing from the larger conversation that’s been taking place culturally in recent weeks, months, and years. Watch as we bring some integral understanding to ideas …Read more
Today’s free podcast: Evolutionary Panentheism: A Godview for Today’s World Br. David Steindl-Rast and Ken Wilber Brother David Steindl-Rast, the author of Gratefulness: The Heart of Prayer and a practicing Benedictine monk for over half a century, discusses why a new understanding of God is needed to carry spirituality into the future. “There are at least three ways of talking …Read more
Today’s free podcast: Leading-Edge Consciousness and Avant Garde Art Billy Corgan and Ken Wilber “If the commercial system demands that you constantly degrade your integrity in order to achieve success, then you’re basically buying into transitory fans who like you because you’re doing something stupid today.” -Billy Corgan As many people know, Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins burst on the …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: It’s the Integral Summer of Love! Over the next 6 weeks we will publish a series of discussions that explore multiple paths of conscious love. These are without a doubt some of the most powerful and moving conversations Ken Wilber has ever been part of. integrallife.com/practice-the-w… …Read more
The official Grace and Grit trailer is here! The film releases on June 4th, starring @Stu_townsend and Mena Suvari. Directed by our good friend @SebastianSiegel. youtube.com/watch?v=nyyd7Q… …Read more
Good news! The Grace and Grit film will be released to theaters, streaming, and on-demand on June 4th. Stay tuned for more details as they come! #GraceAndGrit variety.com/2021/film/news… …Read more
This week’s live practice schedule at Integral Life. https://t.co/GM1hkH0Uud Quoted tweet from @IntegralLife: We’ve got a very full week of Integral Life Practice sessions for you all! Something tells us you’re going to need it…. mailchi.mp/integrallife/c… …Read more
“Love is a time-honored way to transcend the separate-self sense and leap into the sublime.” “Real love will take you far beyond yourself; and therefore real love will devastate you.” —Ken Wilber Here’s a great way to bring more love into the world:inamirror.com …Read more
Watch as Ken offers a stunning overview of the psychological shadow, describing several different kinds of shadow — projection, introjection, and retroflection — and how each of these represents a particular breakdown in the subject/object relationship. integrallife.com/integrating-sh… …Read more
Subscribe to our free podcast, Everyone Is Right, to receive new and classic Ken Wilber dialogues every week.integrallife.com/podcasts/ …Read more
Today on The Ken Show: Abortion, the Death Penalty, Drone Warfare, and other controversial issues that are demanding a more integral view. Join us at 3 PM MT (2 PM PT, 5 PM ET) for this FREE webinar with Ken Wilber.integrallife.com/live …Read more
Check out the new Grace and Grit film trailer! Starring #menasuvari and @stu_townsend, written and directed by @SebastianSiegel.integrallife.com/watch-the-grac… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: We just released our annual “Best of 2018” Talks, Presentations & Practices from Integral Life’s year, featuring @TheKenWilber @RobbSmith @GinnyWhitelaw @CoreyWdeVos @DailyEvolver @DrKeithWitt @leadermaturity and many others… Have a safe & loving New Year Celebration! …Read more
Join Ken Wilber and @CoreyWdeVos today for a FREE webinar about one of the most important components of integral metatheory, stages of development, and practices to accelerate your growth through these stages. Begins at 2PM PT (5PM ET) on Integral Live.integrallife.com/live …Read more
Free dialogue: Centering Prayer — Its History and Importance with Fr. Thomas Keating and Ken Wilber. integrallife.com/centering-pray… …Read more
Watch as @TheKenWilber and @CoreyWdeVos offer a powerful summary of human potentials, talents, and intelligences — a comprehensive map of the territory of “you” that will help guide your own ongoing growth and development. integrallife.com/the-many-ways-… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: Is Masculinity Toxic? Watch as Jeff Salzman talks with Dr. Keith Witt about an evolutionary approach that liberates masculinity and femininity into a new integration that features the best of both and makes them available to all.integrallife.com/is-masculinity… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: Here are the next installments of my epic 8-hour, 14-part discussion with @TheKenWilber about gun violence in America. Part 7: Public Support for Gun Reform Part 8: The Resurgence of White Supremacy Part 9: The Increase of Fatherless Familiesintegrallife.com/wicked-problem… …Read more
Check out this 20 minute clip discussing The Beatles in relation to healthy and unhealthy expressions of the green altitude. Excerpted from our recent 8-hour discussion of gun violence. vimeo.com/361919055 …Read more
(3/4) The film’s anticipated release will be early in 2020, and we will be sharing never before seen, sneak peak footage with a teaser-trailer in the coming days! …Read more
In this FREE video series Ken Wilber takes an in-depth look at the Intellectual Dark Web though the lens of Integral Metatheory, celebrating their contributions to political discourse while also pointing out what they’ve been missing in their analyses. integrallife.com/whats-missing-… …Read more
(4/4) More at GraceAndGrit.net and BTS set photos on IG @SebastianSiegel1 …Read more
(1/4) Ken Wilber’s acclaimed and globally popular book, Grace and Grit, has been made into a feature film starring Mena Suvari and Stuart Townsend, with Frances Fisher, Rebekah Graf, Nick Stahl, and Mariel Hemingway – produced, written, and directed by Sebastian Siegel. …Read more
(2/4) “The film adaptation explores Ken and Treya’s courage, commitment, transcendence… and their discovery of love beyond life.” …Read more
Wicked Problems: Gun Violence In this exquisite 8-hour series we take a critical look at gun violence, using the 4 quadrants to track the most critical and commonly-blamed factors and conditions that seem to be contributing to this wicked problem. https://t.co/R0zNIMBuFG https://t.co/ndKDiAK5c2 Quoted tweet from @CoreyWdeVos: Check out the new installments of my 8 hour dialogue with @TheKenWilber about gun …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: Join @DrKeithWitt and me in 30 minutes for a FREE webinar on Integral Mindfulness and the evolution of shame, disgust, and moral discernment.integrallife.com/live …Read more
Also be sure to check out @WisdomRebel’s new documentary, “Ken Wilber: Jordan Peterson and the Evolution of Thought”.youtube.com/watch?v=bDjCnF… …Read more
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